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Peter Helck - For a horrible instant Carter thought the jet was going to crash in the street  
Peter Helck
American, 1893-1988
26 x 38 3/4
Gouache, pen, and ink on board
1955
Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post
Signed Helck Lower right
With their inventory label on verso. Stray artist's marks and adhesive residue in margins. Matted; framed.

Helck (1893-1988) was known as "the Dean of American automotive illustrators." After befriending Norman Rockwell while studying at the Art Students League, he enjoyed a steady career as a magazine illustrator and commercial artist for automotive ad campaigns. Other works by him can be found in the holdings of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Congressional Library in Washington D.C. He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1968.
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